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Old 04-27-2004, 04:13 AM   #1
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Thumbs down How to set up ISP e-mail account

My office has a isp e-mail account. But i want to share this account to
all other staff. Can i set up a sendmail server or any mail server that can share a isp account? That means staff can access this account
(they can read all the e-mail and others doesn't affect to each other
in this account and they can't delete the e-mail from the client.)
If yes, how can i set up this server?

Becasue i can use microsoft exchange server to share this account.

Old 04-27-2004, 06:01 AM   #2
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u can get emails from isp email server with fetchmail. fetcmail can inject emails to local server. and u can set some alises for this account. all of your clients can access these emails from local email server.
u can add a cron job. so it will run fetcmail to get emails from isp email server. like every 5 minutes.
actually u use qmail with an antivirus. fetchmail gets emails from my isp and my clients get their emails from local server. and my local qmail server checks viruses. so viruses cant brother my clients.
here is an example. create a file like this.

vi /etc/getemail

poll with proto pop3
user "username" there with password "user_pass" is "user@local_email_server" here

u must change file permissions to 710
chmod 710 /etc/getemail

add a cron job like this:

crontab -e
*/5 * * * * fetchmail -f /etc/getmail

i dont use sendmail. as i remember, /etc/aliases must be edited add some aliases.

i hope these help u
Old 05-24-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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Can i import the e-mail(from MS outlook) to the fetchmail local
server? How to do it ?
Also i need a root or administrator account can
full control the fetchmail local server
but the other clients doesn't. Is it ok?
Another problem is it support traditional chinese(fonts),
does it display the wrong coding when receive and send


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Old 07-14-2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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Help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 07-14-2004, 03:13 PM   #5
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Mail Server

Well Fellows

Sendmail is not that took me 6 month to get the job done

i could use send and recive email from externel networks (e.g. hotmail)
and could also create new mail accounts from my local mail server


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